It has been nearly 2 years since MMA fans have seen former UFC Champion Chris Weidman inside of the cage after witnessing him throw a cross body low kick against Uriah Hall at UFC 261 which resulted in a completely broken leg. The leg fracture was eerily similar to the one suffered by Anderson Silva who fought Chris Weidman when the break occurred.
Following a pair of surgeries, months or rehab, and a trip to Medellin Colombia for Stem Cells at BioXcellerator the former UFC Champion Chris Weidman is finally set to make his return in Boston at UFC 292 against the always tough and durable Brad Tavares. Weidman does not see to fear his ability to utilize the leg again however, as he has stated “The first thing I’m doing in that fight against Brad Tavares is throwing the hardest leg kick of my life, right on his shinbone.” Speaking to Ariel Helwani he said, “I do want to do that . It’s worth it, I think it’s important for you to face your fears. Anything you might be uncomfortable with, just go ahead and do it.”
For Weidman this could be the start of his final run. Now 39 years of Age the All american has a record of 15-6 but has suffered defeat in 6 od his last 8 bouts having started his career a red hot 13-0 with two wins over Anderrson Silva, a victory over Demian Maia, Lyoto Machida, and Vitor Belfort. With a win against Brad Tavares however, Weidman is a proven talent with a large fanbase and could be only a couple of more performances away from one more shot at UFC Gold. To check out more about the Stem Cell treatments Weidman received click here.